"Call 911-Do not use cellular phone"
O. SAFETY O. Safety O.1. Bomb Threat O.2. Storm Drill Procedures O.3. Fire Drill Procedures O.4. Code Blue Producers O.5. School Floor Plan O.6. School Safety Plan – West O.7. School Safety Plan - East Section O Page 1 O.1. Bomb Threat/Drill Procedures 1. In the event of a bomb threat, the same procedures for a fire drill should be followed. 2. The fire/bomb alarm will be the activation of the fire alarm system. 3. When the alarm is sounded, all class work should stop immediately. 4. Do not lock classroom doors. 5. Students should not run, but should walk at a fast and orderly pace. 6. The exits to be used by various classrooms are diagramed and posted in each classroom. 7. Upon leaving the building, students should proceed to a point at least 150 feet from the building. It is especially important that the front drive and all areas near the other entrances be clear so that police may drive close to the building, if necessary. 8. Teachers should bring their roll books and promptly check their rolls after leaving the building. 9. One long ring of the bell means that the bomb threat has been completed. 10. Students should return to the classroom in an orderly fashion. 11. Call roll immediately after returning to the classroom. BOMB THREAT DO NOT USE RADIOS OR WALKIE-TALKIES! Complete bomb threat checklist identifying details about the bomb and caller. Any phone receiving incoming call must have a checklist available. Location of bomb Time for detonation What it looks like Type of explosive Characteristics of caller Call 911-Do not use cellular phone Notify Superintendent Section O Page 2 O.2. Storm Drill Procedures 1. In the event of a storm drill/alert, short rings of the bell will be the signal to move to designated areas. 2. A map indicating designated areas is posted by the doorway of each classroom. 3. Each teacher is responsible for familiarizing his/her classes with the storm drill/alert area and procedure to follow in the event of a storm drill/alert. 4. At the beginning of the storm drill/alert, teachers are to make sure students remain calm and orderly as they move to their designated areas. 5. During the drill/alert, students are to be seated on the floor with their backs to the corridor walls or glass areas. Students are not to sit in front of open doorways or on stairwells. Coats and jackets may be used to cover heads, arms, and legs, so as to reduce the number of injuries from flying debris. 6. Teachers are to take their roll books with them to the designated storm drill/alert area and are to check roll to insure all students are present. Students failing to follow proper storm drill/alert procedures or who are disruptive will be subject to disciplinary action. Section O Page 3 O.3. Fire Drill Procedures State and local regulations require that organized fire drills be conducted periodically during the school year. Because of the size of our building, it is important that all teachers and students know the proper exits to use when a fire alarm is sounded. 1. The fire alarm will be the activation of the fire alarm system. 2. When the alarm is sounded, all class work should stop immediately. 3. Do not lock classroom doors. 4. Students should not run, but should walk at a fast and orderly pace. 5. Upon leaving the building, students should proceed to a point at least 150 feet from the building. It is especially important that the front drive and all areas near the other entrances be clear so that fire trucks may drive close to the building, if necessary. 6. Teachers should bring their roll books and promptly check their rolls after leaving the building. 7. One long ring of the bell means that the drill has been completed. 8. Students should return to the classroom in an orderly fashion. 9. The exits to be used by various classrooms are diagramed and posted in each classroom. Section O Page 4 O.4. Code Blue Procedures Teachers, please remember the procedures when there is an emergency lockdown. 1 Put book outside of class indicating all is well in class. (a) Get students away from viewing areas (b) Turn off lights (c) remain as quiet as possible 2 Make sure door is locked. 3 Take roll and make sure all students are accounted for. 4 Teachers in the lounge, workroom and office remain in area and lock/barricade door. 5 Students outside of classrooms will be escorted to designated or available area: Upstairs ------library Downstairs---nurses office/large auditorium Section O Page 5 O.5. School Floor Plan Section O Page 6 SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN FOR CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 1715 M. L. KING JR., BLVD. TUSCALOOSA, AL 35401 PHONE (205) 759-3720 FAX (205) 759-3756 Principals Herbert Ragsdale Zachary Barnes Donnette Alexander Section O Page 7 LETTER OF PROMULGATION TO ALL RECIPIENTS: Transmitted herewith is the Crisis Management and Emergency Operation Plan for Central High School in the Tuscaloosa City Schools. It provides a framework in which the school can plan for and perform its respective emergency functions during school crisis situations and natural or nuclear disasters. Initial Date of Preparation 2002-2003 School year Principals Herbert Ragsdale Zachary Barnes Donnette Alexander STATEMENT TO COMMIT TO SAFETY Unanticipated tragic events can quickly escalate into school-wide catastrophe if not dealt with immediately and effectively. Tragic events vary greatly. Knowing what to do when a crisis occurs can minimize the chaos, rumors, and the impact of the events on students and community. The administration, faculty and staff at Central High School are committed to safety for all students, parents, visitors, personnel, and whoever is present on our campus. When a disaster strikes, teachers and school staff members are torn between the need to deal with students’ reactions, and at the same time, they are coping with their own reactions. A commitment to ample safety training will reinforce proper actions, which will be safe for all people involved. With advance planning, a disaster situation can be much smoother than when tragedy takes a school by surprise and no preformatted plan is in effect. Section O Page 8 STEPS IN EMERGENCY PLAN 1. Crisis Management Team members are selected which includes: principal, teachers, counselors, support staff, and nurse. 2. Roles and responsibilities are identified. 3. A chain of command is established. 4. Clear procedures are established and followed. 5. Law enforcement, fire department, media, and parent liaisons are identified. 6. Communication tree is developed. 7. Traffic plan is established. 8. Alert codes are articulated and followed. 9. CMT is trained and made aware of updated changes. 10. Plan is revised in a timely manner. SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN CRISIS MANAGEMENT PLAN The purpose of this plan is to establish procedures for handling crisis situations which could be life threatening. Please note that not many of these procedures should be implemented simultaneously. 1. General Procedures For Reporting a Crisis Situation A. Call the proper emergency agency based on the type of emergency. PHONE NUMBERS: 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES AND/OR 349-2121 Police 349-1100 Fire Department 349-0150 Emergency Management Services B. Notify the Central Office Switchboard. 1. Call the Central Office Switchboard. 2. If telephone is inoperable, use your communication radio/telephone. 3. Switchboard operator will follow the chain of command to transfer the call to the individual, using the following order: a. Superintendent b. Assistant Superintendents c. Secondary Director Section O Page 9 C. On-site Crisis Management Team assumes responsibilities: Suggested team members: 1. Counselors 2. Dean of Students 3. Secretary 4. Custodian Section O Page 10 Section O Page 11 TELEPHONE NUMBERS 911 Emergency 349-1100 Fire Department 349-2121 Police Department 345-6000 Poison Control 759-3549 Dr. Joyce Levey 759-3700 Main Office (TCB) 759-7111 DCH Regional Medical Center 349-2600 Alabama Power Company 349-1050 Alabama Gas Company 1-800-254-2244 Bell South Telephone Company Herb Ragsdale 792-4638 English Math Custodians Fine Arts Science Security Foreign Language Resource Education Police Officers Guidance Career Tech Cafeteria Social Studies P.E. In School Suspension JROTC Health Shelton State Library Section O Page 12 Donnette Alexander: English, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Guidance, Social Studies, Library ENGLISH DEPARTMENT FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT Hilda Adams 333-0247 Jocqueline Richardson 345-3577 Andrea Gibbs 750-0703 Robert Lewis 339-4981 Rosemary Hildebrandt 758-3493 Loyd Watson 330-9813 Amanda Kirk 554-1097 Frances Paschall 752-4901 Scarlett Tidwell 349-1619 FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT Brian Elrod 366-0941 David Carroll 339-5417 Jackie Eastman 985-9968 Louise Sullivan 562-8609 SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT LIBRARY David Truhett 330-9313 Linda Robinson 752-9206 Russell Hammack 339-9452 Jerome Jennings 556-4891 Sam Tucker 752-4366 Emily Warren 758-0068 Section O Page 13 Zachary Barnes: Math, Science, Resource Education, Career Tech, P.E., Health, JROTC MATH DEPARTMENT SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Mary Ward 758-4626 Kathy Wood 339-8303 Richelle Adams 553-1331 Virginia Cole 752-3741 Harriett Bonham 758-7605 Gregory Swann 330-1318 Patsy Lowery 556-8583 Robert Watson 750-0699 Jennifer McCay 750-0466 Cheryl Michaels 562-0022 Jennifer Dean 750-0466 RESOURCE EDUCATION CAREER TECH DEPARTMENT Jacque Smith-Kunze 554-7999 Roslyn Moore 633-5001 Bernice Ellis-Edwards Erica Allen 292-3482 Vicki Newton 345-4870 Vonda Bailey 752-2290 Lisa Webb 342-0706 Debbie Zanthos 554-7854 Sean Arrington 339-7270 Sharon Brown 507-5149 Janice Jenkins 507-3661 Lee Schwartzenburg 752-8246 HEALTH / P.E. DEPARTMENT JROTC DEPARTMENT Doris Williams 345-3761 Larry Smith 343-6745 Anthony Harris 349-1063 Hugh Spencer 345-3776 Jim Holland 339-2956 Jimmy Roshell 507-0047 Section O Page 14 Mr. Conner: Security, Police Officers, Nurse, ISS, Shelton State SECURITY POLICE OFFICERS Debi Carter 633-2468 Richard Mason 391-9991home 550-3089beeper Robert Stevenson 507-0003 Brian Short 349-2572 887-9222 550-3528beeper NURSE & ISS MONITOR SHELTON STATE Gwen Brown 345-1858 Wanda Kemp 391-9958 Darrell McNealey 556-7485 MAINTENANCE/CUSTODIAL CNP DEPARTMENT Jackie Watson 750-0699 Robert Fuller 345-8762 Eddie Mae Garrett 752-5196 Roxanne Anthony 343-9212 Wanda Hambright 750-8136 Donald Ash 344-6404 Carolyn Lane 349-2073 Marcus Sledge 752-2685 Aaron Spencer 248-6574 Willie Smith 553-6625 Roshell Walker 343-0190 Jeffery Stallworth 752-1011 Lewis Willis 554-0734 OFFICE TELEPHONE TREE Genice Reedy 556-2213 Lisa Harris 507-4168 Trina Crockett 562-4996 Equanita Alexander 247-4973 Section O Page 15 EMERGENCY SUPPLY LIST SUGGESTED – EQUIPMENT/SUPPLY LIST Battery typed bullhorn (s) for use inside and outside the building. Two Way Intercom for each school area or alternative system of communication. Lap top computer with modem and charged battery or cables to hook to car lighter. Fax Machine. Portable telephone and a cellular phone Walkie-talkies or other radios. First-aid kits for school office, individual classrooms, and other areas occupied by students and staff. Office emergency kits-one or more for school office with the following items: class rolls, telephone directory, student and staff medical records, telephone numbers for parents/guardians at work and home, list of persons permitted to check students out of school. Classroom emergency kits with above items plus class work/games for students during waiting time. Caller identification device for school office telephone; *76 return call for further identification. Flashlights and other auxiliary lights. Rubber gloves available to all school personnel. Nametags (stick-on type) to place on student or staff as needed. Teacher identifications such as: nametags, ribbons, or orange/yellow vests to be worn during emergencies. Section O Page 16 COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL SAFETY PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBER LIST Major Herb Ragsdale, Principal Mr. Dennis Conner, Dean of Students Mr. Zack Barnes, Assistant Principal Ms. Donnette Alexander, Assistant Principal Dr. David Carroll, Counselor Mr. Donald Ash, Custodian Ms. Vonda Bailey, Instructor STATEMENT TO COMMIT TO SAFETY Unanticipated tragic events can quickly escalate into school-wide catastrophe if not dealt with immediately and effectively. Tragic events vary greatly. Knowing what to do when a crisis occurs can minimize the chaos, rumors, and the impact of the events on students and community. The administration, faculty and staff at Central High School West Campus is committed to safety for all students, parents, visitors, personnel and whoever is present on our campus. When a disaster strikes, teachers and school staff members are torn between the need to deal with students reactions, and at the same time they are coping with their own reactions. A commitment to ample safety training will reinforce proper actions, which will be safe for all people involved. With advance planning, a disaster situation can be much smoother than when tragedy takes a school by surprise and no preformatted plan is in effect. Section O Page 17 PREVENTION AND CURRICULUM Each department will implement classes on the Crisis Management Safety Plan in the instructional settings. The plan will formally establish and document a coordinated plan for responding to crisis, whether large or small, which may arise in spite of all mitigation efforts. The purpose of the plan is to provide a flexible framework of procedures which will be periodically reviewed and regularly exercised; when the crisis does occur, Central High School's response will be effective and efficient in protecting human life and health and preserving property and resources. BUILDING AND GROUND SECURITY The school security team includes: Mr. Dennis Conner Police Sargent Richard Mason Mr. Robert Fuller Ms. Genice Reedy Mr. Herbert Ragsdale Mr. Zack Barnes Ms. Donnette Alexander Mr. Darrell McNeely Section O Page 18 TUSCALOOSA CITY SCHOOLS RECOMMENDATION FOR SITE-BASED CRISIS PREVENTION PLANS I. Communication A. A separate phone line to the Central Office should be installed for a “red” crisis line to BE USED ONLY IN CASES OF PERSONAL INJURY OR A POTENTIAL LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY. This phone should be located at the switchboard so it will be manned at all time. It should have a different, distinguishing ring and should have priority over other calls. B. Regularly scheduled emergency radio maintenance: the backup battery in the emergency radio stays charged as long as it is plugged into the electrical socket. Once a month, on Friday, the plug should be pulled, the monitor turned on, the squeich turned on for the weekend. Plug it back in on Monday morning. This will keep the battery charged. The emergency radio should always be turned on when students are in the building. C. A plan for notifying each classroom of a hostage/terrorist type situation without alarming students or intruders should be developed. This should be a prearranged signal to alert the teacher to lock the classroom door and remain inside the classroom. COMMUNICATIONS Central High has a two-way intercom system in every room in the building. In addition to the intercom system, the school has a two-way radio/cellular phone that is linked to the City Board. The school utilizes two-way radios for physical education classes. These radios will be used in emergency situations. A new fire system has been installed and the alarms can be heard in all parts of the building as well as outside. There is a back-up system to power the alarms in the event of a power failure. Exit signs are located in strategic areas within the building. Specific procedures are utilized by teachers in the event of an emergency. Section O Page 19 Each specific emergency has specific codes and/or signals. These are outlined in the teacher’s emergency handbook. A command post is established in the event of an emergency for all news media Personnel and concerned family members of persons involved in the crisis. The new emergency hand book, “The First 30 Minutes…”, was recently purchased and given to all administrators and libraries. The book explains specific procedures to use for the first thirty minutes of any school crisis. Section O Page 20 Section O Page 21 II. Physical Facilities A. Doors leading to the outside should be equipped with Easy and safe operable panic bars making exists easy and safe as possible during the school day and at any school activities. B. All doors to the outside except the front door should Be locked to the outside. C. All exits should have lit exit signs, which are easily visible. This is required by the safety code. D. Each school should have a sign posted at all outside entrances. The sign should state that all visitors should check in at the office. E. There should be emergency lights for all exits in the event power goes out. This is required by the safety code. F. School personnel need to be alert to anything out of the Ordinary inside and outside the school buildings, such as a strange vehicle parked outside or a strange package inside. G. Fire extinguishers should be available in every building. H. Flammable substances should be stored only in designated areas according to Fire Department recommendations. I. Signs should be posted in elevators stating that the elevators are not to be used in case of fire. BUILDING AND GROUNDS SECURITY All outside doors are locked. Visitors must sound doorbell. Panic buttons are installed throughout the building. Two-way radios/cellular phones are available for emergencies. Students use mesh or clear plastic book-bags. Monthly fire and tornado drills will be conducted. Code of Conduct is followed. Zero tolerance is followed. . Counseling is provided. Referrals to community agencies are utilized Section O Page 22 Site-based Council and PTA are active. Alternative school referrals are made when needed. All visitors must sign in, in the office. Hall passes are required of students. Staff members listen attentively to students and act upon concerns. Parent conferences are required for all students who are suspended. Classroom visitation policy will be enforced. Fire evacuation plan passes inspection. Fire extinguishers pass inspection. Emergency kits are available in each classroom. III. Transportation A. Bus evacuation drills should be held periodically, Including drills or field trips that involve students who do not normally ride the bus. On request, the transportation supervisor will arrange to conduct these drills at each school campus. B. Each student riding a bus on a regular basis as well as for field trips should have a visible nametag. C. The school should provide the bus driver with a roster of students who are on a field trip bus. A duplicate should be kept at the home site. D. In the event of an out-of-town bus accident, an information site should be set up at the home school for parents and media. E. When bus drivers inspect buses every morning, they should be alert for anything out of the ordinary that could be hazardous. Section O Page 23 IV. Procedures A. Emergency drills: Each teacher should have a folder with the class roll and stick on nametags for students. This folder should be taken with the teacher so the nametags could be used if needed. B. Each school should have a predetermined off- campus evacuation site where the children could go on foot. ( Specify Area) C. A place should be set up outside the devastated area to account for students, faculty, other school personnel, and visitors. A pre- appointed person with access to school records should be in charge. There should be some type of log or form to provide documentation of those who leave the scene. Another person should be available to help the medical team identify the injured. D. A crisis management team with assigned duties for a crisis situation should be appointed. Each assignment should have an alternate person designated. V. System Wide Crisis Management Mobile Team A. A bright orange badge that has the City School logo and Crisis Management Team printed on it will be used to each member for easy identification. A copy will be submitted to Emergency Management Services so they will recognize members of the team. B. Each school will submit a copy of its security plan to the Crisis Management Mobile Team so they will be familiar with school plans. C. A list of the members on the Crisis Management Mobile Team will be submitted to Emergency Management Services through the school system liaison. D. If a disaster covers a large area involving more than one site, Emergency Management Services will communicate with the media with the assistance of school personnel. E. The maintenance team as part of the Crisis Management Mobile Team should have a list of emergency tools and their location so they may be readily available. Section O Page 24 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Fire Drill Evacuation Charts are updated, posted, and reviewed regularly. Fire Drills are practiced monthly. During August, two fire drills are planned. Severe Weather Evacuation Charts are updated, posted, and reviewed regularly. Weather drills are practiced monthly. Codes are in place for all emergency situations. Early Dismissal Procedures are in place and communicated to stakeholders. Evacuation Plans include methods for managing students with disabilities and/or ESL students Communication Trees/Telephone Trees for all staff members will be developed. Sign-Out sheets are posted inside the door of each classroom. Students are not left unattended. All areas of the campus are adequately monitored by adults at all times. Section O Page 25 TRAINING FOR STAKEHOLDERS Suggested training for faculty, staff, students, parents, and community members: Code of Conduct Discipline Plan Conflict Resolution Drug Prevention CPR Gang Awareness Stranger Safety Physical/Sexual Abuse Security Training-Fire, Tornado, Bomb, Hostage, etc. Laws Regarding Safety Policies Dismissal Procedures During Emergency Mock Crisis Grief Management Restoration of Facility Reentry Procedures After a Crisis First Aid Training Section O Page 26 SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS Parents are informed that students will not be supervised until 7:30 a.m. Students arriving by car, walking, and bus students must go to their cluster area. Teachers do not leave students unattended without arranging for supervision. Hall passes are required of students. Parents complete a form indicating who has permission to pick up their child from school. Office personnel may ask for identification. Field trips are monitored by classroom teachers and parents. An appropriate ratio of adults to students is kept as small as possible. A list of students on the field trip is left with the office along with an itinerary. Permission for field trips must be obtained from the principal and the superintendent’s designee. See File IFCB of the Tuscaloosa City Schools Policy Manual for field trip guidelines. Section O Page 27 CRISIS MANAGEMENT PLAN The Tuscaloosa City School System and the Principal of Central High School Campus have the major responsibility for effectively managing any crisis that might occur on or affect the student body while on campus. The Emergency Management is normally divided into four phases or parts: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Mitigation might be best described as those measures taken to avoid crisis or perhaps to prevent small emergencies from becoming major crisis. Examples include the following: fire alarms and sprinkler systems, designing adequate storm water drainage systems, and designing and maintaining adequate and reliable water supplies. Preparedness is the development of plans and procedures necessary to enable the effective and efficient use of resources in the event of a crisis. Response and recovery are self-explanatory. This Crisis management plan will focus on all phases of emergency management school wide. The School system and CHS involved in crisis management on this campus are responsible for developing internal procedures and training personnel as necessary to support this plan. CRISIS MANAGEMENT PLAN Our Code for locking down the building is Code Blue. Our Code for recovering from the lock down is All Clear. When we are in our lock down mode, no one will be allowed to enter the building other than those members of the Crisis Management Team. Students, faculty, staff, or visitors are not allowed to leave the building without permission from a member of the Crisis Management Team. Section O Page 28 RECOVERY The principal will be informed when it is safe to resume the regularly planned schedule by the Emergency Management Agencies. He will then notify staff, teachers, and students. Follow-up with faculty/staff/students appropriate settings Convey accurate and complete information Devise plan of action or response. Identify local, state, and national support networks Identify students at risk or delayed emotional response Allow ventilation and discussion Identify and acknowledge feelings Convey safety/security measures Arrange accurate and complete information Follow-up with parents/community Convey accurate and complete information Arrange support groups as needed Section O Page 29 FIRE DRILL PROCEDURES State and local regulations require that organized fire drills be conducted periodically during the school year. Because of the size of our building, it is important that all teachers and students know the proper exits to use when a fire alarm is sounded. 1. The fire alarm will be the activation of the fire alarm system. 2. When the alarm is sounded, all class work should stop immediately. 3. Lock classroom doors. 4. Students should not run, but should walk at a fast and orderly pace. 5. Upon leaving the building, students should proceed to a point at least 150 feet from the building. It is especially important that the front drive and all areas near the other entrances be clear so that fire trucks may drive close to the building, if necessary. 6. Teachers should bring their roll books and promptly check their rolls after leaving the building. 7. One long ring of the bell means that the drill has been completed. 8. Students should return to the classroom in an orderly fashion. 9. The exits to be used by various classrooms are diagramed and posted in each classroom. 10. Whenever the faculty/staff/students must leave the building for bomb threats, fire drills, etc., students need to be made aware that school is not over and that teaching and learning can continue despite the interruption. Determine a designated place where everyone will meet, and line your class up outside, call roll, continue to discuss what’s going on in class, recall the roll when you return to class. *Suggestion: Include floor plan: identify exit doors & easier access to exit doors according to classroom location. Also, locate fire extinguishers on the floor plan Section O Page 30 RADIO AND TELEVISION STATIONS TO REPORT SCHOOL CLOSINGS/EARLY DISMISSAL WACT 105.5 FM 1420AM WFFX 95.7 FM WLXY 100.7 FM WNPT 102.9 FM WQLW 104.3 FM WSPZ 1150 AM WTID 101. 7 FM WTSK 790 AM WTUG 92.9 FM WTXT 98.1 FM WUAL 91.5 FM WZBQ 94.1 FM WTNW 1230 AM WVUA 90.7 FM WWPG 1280 AM ABC 33/40 CHANNEL 5 WBRC FOX 6 CHANNEL 6 42 WBMG CHANNEL 7 WVTM NBC 13 CHANNEL 13 WDBB CHANNEL 4 COMCAST CHANNEL 20 CHANNEL 49 CHANNEL 32 (CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) Section O Page 31 INTRUDER Whenever there is an intruder, Priority I Code is activated. SIGNAL: LEVEL 1 ALERT CODE BLUE Follow our general procedures for the notification of proper authorities and Central Office. Do not evacuate the building until you are asked to do so. Close all windows and doors. Shut off heat, air conditioning, fans, etc. If evacuation is deemed necessary, evacuate to the place indicated by proper authorities. Follow general procedures to account for all students, faculty, other school personnel and visitors before and after the evacuation. INTRUDER WITH WEAPON Call 911. Identify gunman's identity if possible. Identify location of gunman. Determine level of threat. Listen for Code-Code IW Lock and bar doors. Group students away from door. Lie on the floor. Listen for further directions. Office - Call Superintendent Section O Page 32 The school counselor will work with all students in conflict resolution and anger management as well as courtesy and manners. Individual and small group sessions will be designed to meet the individual needs of the student. DARE will be implemented in Grades 9-10. Parents and community members will be aware of the school’s safety plan through PTA and newsletters. Staff members will be encouraged to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid Training. Personal safety is integrated throughout the curriculum. Parents will be provided guidelines concerning bus and pedestrian safety. Guidelines for arrival and dismissal will be articulated and enforced. Section O Page 33 BOMB THREAT DO NOT USE RADIOS OR WALKIE-TALKIES! Complete bomb threat checklist identifying details about the bomb and caller. Any phone receiving incoming call must have a checklist available. Location of bomb Time for detonation What it looks like Type of explosive Characteristics of caller Call 911-Do not use cellular phone Notify Superintendent Sound alarm via intercom-CODE RED ACCOUNT FOR ALL CHILDREN Take attendance. Send Fire Captains to PE Instructor. PE Instructors will communicate to the principal that all classes have evacuated the building and account for all students. Report children who are not accounted for to the principal. Do not reenter the building until signaled. (Long bell will sound) Emergency packet is to include Current class roster Demographics for each child (name of parents, work numbers, emergency contacts, etc.) Name tags with current demographics Evacuation routes Section O Page 34 DRUGS Unauthorized possession, transfer, use or sale of drugs, drug paraphernalia, or alcoholic beverages will be handed according to the school board policy as stated in the student code of conduct. SHOOTING Security Crisis Management Team will search for weapons and other items. The following items are presently being used for searches: stand-up metal detectors, portable hand-held metal detector, and a portable ex-ray machine. The weapon (s) will be confiscated and student (s) will be disciplined using standard procedures. The guidelines will be followed: 1. Immediately notify law enforcement 2. Move other students and teachers completely away from those who are in a hostage situation 3. Keep everyone as calm as possible 4. Be prepared to answer questions Section O Page 35 CHEMICAL SPILLS ENVIRONMENTAL ACCIDENTS TELEPHONE NUMBERS 911 Emergency 349-1100 Fire Department 349-2121 Police Department 345-6000 Poison Control 759-3560 Dr. Levey 759-3000 Main Office (TCB) 759-7111 DCH Regional Medical Center 349-2600 Alabama Power Company 349-1050 Alabama Gas Co. 1-800-254-2244 Bell South Telephone Company Section O Page 36 Hazardous Materials Evacuation Plan Preparatory Steps: 1. Letter of agreement between the McDonald Hughes Center and Central High School stipulating Central High School has permission to utilize the McDonald Hughes in the event of a Level III or IV evacuation. A key to the McDonald Hughes is available in the key cabinet. 2. Post evacuation plan in office and in each classroom. 3. Teacher will prepare an emergency packet including: Name tags (name, grade, teacher, school, parents’ name, emergency numbers, health problems); Class roll with above information included; and Procedures for evacuation. 4. Assign non-homeroom teachers to classrooms. 5. Schedule monthly drills. Level 1-Advisory 1. The principal receives notification from local authorities regarding a possible hazardous situation. 2. The principal or designee (secretary) reports problem via radio to the superintendent or her designee for possible backup. The Central Office staff alerts the Transportation Department for standby. 3. The principal or designee (secretary) notifies teachers via intercom of possible situation. The “Level 1” advisory code is used alerting all staff. CODE YELLOW 4. All students are to return to homeroom. 5. Non-homeroom teachers are to move to their designated classrooms. 6. Parents must sign out their child if they choose to leave the school grounds. 7. Custodial staff reports to office. 8. Secretary remains to assist firemen, police, and other emergency personnel. Section O Page 37 Level 2-Shelter and Place 1. The principal receives notification from local authorities regarding a possible hazardous situation. 2. The principal or designee (secretary) reports problem via radio to the superintendent or her designee for possible backup. The Central Office staff alerts the Transportation Department for standby. 3. The principal or designee (secretary) notifies teachers via intercom of Shelter and Place status. CODE RED 4. All students are to return to homeroom. 5. Non-homeroom teachers are to move to their designated classrooms. 6. Parents must sign out their child if they choose to leave the school grounds. 7. Custodial staff reports to office. 8. Secretary remains to assist firemen, police, and other emergency personnel. 9. Teachers distribute nametags for students to wear and have emergency information packet readily available. 10. Physically challenged students will be moved near the front of the building for possible evacuation. 11. Teachers will close all windows and doors. 12. Teachers will turn off fans. 13. Teachers and students will remain in classrooms for further instructions. Level III-Evacuation with Transportation 1. Principal will alert faculty of evacuation via intercom. CODE YELLOW 2. Non-homeroom teachers are to move to their designated classrooms. 3. Physically challenged students will immediately go to cars for transportation. 4. FIRE BELL WILL RING. Evacuation will follow same exits. 5. Teachers will take students to buses to load. 6. ALL STAFF WILL EVACUATE. Section O Page 38 Level IV-Evacuation on Foot 1. Principal will alert faculty of evacuation via intercom. CODE BLUE 2. Non-homeroom teachers are to move to their designated classroom. 3. Physically challenged students will immediately go to cars for transportation. 4. Principal will lead group and arrive first at the designated site. 5. Secretary will take Emergency Phone Number List to site. 6. Custodian will check to see that all classes have evacuated and report to On- Site Command Post officer (EMS-Fire-Police) 7. At site( ? ), School Secretary will assist in accounting for classes by checking roll. 8. Any missing classes or students will be reported immediately to the Command Post school site. 9. Classes will be organized by grades in designated areas. Children will be seated. 10. Teachers will allow parents to sign children out on checkout form. 11. Any students remaining after a reasonable time will report to secretary for assistance in calling parents. Non-homeroom Faculty Assignments for Fall 2003-2004 school year: EXPLOSION Seek protection under desks. Cover face with arms, jackets, books, etc. Remain until flying debris ceases. Office Staff: CALL 911 Notify Central Office Evacuate building when safe. Account for students. Decisions regarding school dismissal or future action is the responsibility of the Superintendent. Section O Page 39 SUICIDE 1. Don’t dismiss school or encourage funeral attendance during hours. 2. Don’t dedicate a memorial to the deceased without checking with parents and considering the emotional welfare of all students. 3. Don’t have a large assembly. 4. Do give the facts to the students. 5. Do emphasize prevention and everyone’s role. 6. Do provide individual and group counseling. 7. Do emphasize that help is available and that there are alternatives to suicide. 8. Do contact the family of the deceased immediately and offer support of the faculty and staff. HOSTAGE The Police Department, Parents, City Board of Education, FBI, and School Police Officers will be notified. The school will start Priority One lock down mode. RIOTS In the event of a riot, emergency procedures will be set in place including: Alert the Central Office Alert Teachers to keep students calm Keep as many isolated from the situation as possible Section O Page 40 DEMONSTRATION/CIVIL DISTURBANCE 1. In the event that riots, looting, political violence and/or similar civil disturbance should occur, CHS has capabilities which, if used promptly and properly, can minimize loss and damage to its resources resulting from such disturbances. 2. In the event of riots the school security and police will dispatch a sufficient number of officers and supervisors to the scene, implementing civil disturbances control in accordance with the Tuscaloosa City Schools and City Police Procedures. 3. Upon arrival at the scene, an on-site command post may be established depending on the seriousness of the circumstance. 4. The schools Principal and security staff will make determination to request off-campus emergency response based on the seriousness of the circumstance. 5. A report of the incident will be supplied to the Central Office, if needed. FIGHTS AND DISRUPTIONS Teachers will use the Panic Button to report fights and disruptions. The Crisis Management Team will isolate those individuals and the Police Officers will investigate the situation. Recommendations will be made for suspensions of students up to five days. Students will be referred to Mrs. Louise Crawford, Superintendent for a hearing. After a thorough investigation, arrest (s) will be made and student or students will be transported to Juvenile Detention if that decision is reached. VANDALISM The support staff will assist in the clean up in the case of vandalism. The Police Department will be notified to investigate the situation. LOST/RUNAWAY STUDENTS The school counselors will be informed about the runaway students. They will investigate the situation. They will talk with the friends, parents, the police officers, Section O Page 41 and other agencies. UTILITY EMERGENCY The disruption or loss of electricity, telephone, portable water, natural gas, steam, sanitary disposal, or other building utility may severely affect student residents, classroom activities and research or staff activity. The physical plant, upon notification will respond to loss of utility (ies). Upon arrival at the scene, a determination is made whether to notify the Police Department if crowd, traffic control, or other assistance is required. ACCIDENTS ON AND OFF CAMPUS Upon the occurrence of an accident on or off campus all parties involved will remain calm. The proper authorities will be notified and the accident will be investigated and handled in a professional manner. RAILWAY DERAILMENT The Emergency Management Agency will inform the school and the school will follow standard procedures for railway derailment. AIRWAY DISASTERS A fallen aircraft emergency occurs when an aircraft fall is near or on school grounds. In case a jet aircraft fall, the minimum safe distance from the site is 440 yards in case of explosion. The principal will follow these guidelines: 1. Call 911 immediately Section O Page 42 2. Call the Central Office Teachers will follow these guidelines: 1. Keep students away from the fallen aircraft. 2. Evacuate the building if necessary. Follow the same procedure as a fire drill. 3. Notify the office if any students are missing. 4. Render any first aid if possible. DISTRIBUTION OF MEDICATIONS The distribution of medication procedure will be followed as per listed in the attached letter. All medicine is to be turned in to the Nurse’s Station or the office in the event the nurse is absent. Non-homeroom teachers report to assigned area. Section O Page 43 Section O Page 44 EARTHQUAKE This disaster has no warning. Reaction time is only one minute or less. Reaction time starts with ground movement, rattling of glass objects, etc. Stay in building. Drop to floor taking shelter under desks or furniture. Stay clear of glass, electrical equipment, and cabinets. Listen for instructions via intercom. After the tremor, evacuate following fire plan. Account for students. Stay clear of building and power lines. DO NOT ENTER BUILDING UNTIL INSPECTED AND DECLARED SAFE. Custodian-Cut off gas main and electrical service if possible. Drain hot water lines if possible. Section O Page 45 Section O Page 46 FIGHT OR RIOT Teachers--- Send help to the office or press the panic button. Attempt to stop the fight by speaking commands in a loud voice. Obtain help from other teachers. Attempt to remove all students from the commotion. Call out names of those fighting to let them know they have been identified. Do not physically get involved. You may be the one hurt. Avoid confrontation with students. Allow the students to "cool down". Separate students-one with counselor, one with principal. Principal--- Notify law enforcement and/or superintendent. Activate emergency plans if needed. Notify parents and arrange for child to be removed from school. Conference with all involved persons prior to child returning to School. Section O Page 47 Section O Page 48 HOSTAGE Stay Calm. Don't be a hero. Follow captor's instructions. Cooperate - don't argue. Inform captor of any medical needs of students. Don't escape or resolve situation by force. Be observant and remember what is seen or heard. When rescue takes place, lie on floor and wait for instructions. Office Call 911 Giving Known Information Notify Other Classes by Code via Intercom to Evacuate (CODE H) Keep Calm. Address media Intruder All visitors are to report to the school office and sign in and wear a visitor's badge while in the building. Assist the office by monitoring the halls and walking any unidentified visitor to the main office. 1. Notify School Office 2. Follow the person if possible 3. School administrator notify 911 4. The office will activate building-wide lock down. (Code 'BLUE') 5. If use of the intercom isn't possible, a staff member will go from room to room with either a green folder ( "Get Out") or a red folder ("LOCK DOWN") (Review listed as a Code BLUE). Section O Page 49 Section O Page 50 Section O Page 51 RECOVERY 1. The principal and counselor will meet with appropriate school-based (Central Office) personnel to discuss the crisis and make appropriate decisions. 2. The principal will meet in an appropriate setting with faculty to discuss recovery process. 3. The entire school faculty, along with representatives of the Site-Based Council, will devise a plan of action or response for the faculty, staff, students, and parents. 4. The principal will need a school-wide assembly to convey accurate and complete information as advocated by authorities. 5. Teachers will conduct individual classroom discussion to discuss the recovery process. 6. Teachers will arrange for individual referral of students who are distraught over the crisis. 7. The counselor will identify appropriate local, state and national support organizations and networks. 8. Parents and community will be notified by the principal and the principal will convey accurate and complete information. 9. The counselor will arrange for family support groups as needed. 10. The principal, school staff, Site-Based Council members, and Adopt-A- School partners will plan and implement activities to strengthen the school community. Section O Page 52 FIRE Procedures Each teacher must have an emergency packet* available at each drill and/or actual evacuation. A fire captain and co-captain should be identified the first day of school. 1. PULL FIRE ALARM Alabama Protective Services will notify the Fire Department. (Strobe lights and sirens will activate.) 2. Evacuate the building Quietly, Orderly, Quickly Take Emergency Packet Non-homeroom teachers report to assigned area. 3. Close doors 4. Account for ALL children Take attendance 5. Send Fire Captains to PE Instructors PE instructors communicate to the principal that all classes. have evacuated the building and account for all students. Report children who are not accounted for to the principal. 6. Do not reenter the building until signaled. (Long bell will sound.) Section O Page 53 Section O Page 54 SHOOTING Stay Calm. Assess Situation. Call Office, if possible. Take cover or exit, if possible. Attempt to assist injured person(s), if possible. Other classes respond to Code - Shut Down - S SEXUAL ASSAULT Harassment is unlawful behavior. The school is committed to providing an academic environment free of unlawful harassment of any nature including sexual, racial, religious or notational origin and will seek to utilize available measures to deter such conduct. The principal or his designee will conduct an interview of anyone who reports sexual harassment/assault. The school districts policy will be followed and the interview sheet will be completed. Describe the incident. Identify witnesses. Describe complainant's response to alleged harasser. What outcome is expected or desired? Section O Page 55 SUICIDE The school community will do everything possible to prevent this tragedy. Teachers and staff will observe student behaviors and refer students to school Counselor. Programs aimed at increasing student self-esteem and confidence Will be implemented as an integral part of the curriculum. Don't dismiss school or encourage funeral attendance during hours. Don't dedicate a memorial to the deceased without first obtaining permission from the family. Don't have a large assembly. Do give the facts to the students (as appropriate). Do emphasize prevention and everyone's role. Do provide individual and group counseling. Articulate available support agencies. Offer support to immediate family. TORNADO The National Weather Service and Civil Defense will send out warnings. A tornado watch means one may develop and we are to continue as normal. A tornado warning means a tornado has been sited and the school must implement the following plan: Signal— A long bell will sound or in the event of a power outage, a foghorn. Evacuate— Quietly, Orderly, Quickly. Take Emergency Packet. Non-homeroom teachers report to assigned area. Close doors— Account for ALL children— Take attendance. No student will be allowed to leave the campus during a tornado warning! Section O Page 56 CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN FOOTBALL EMERGENCY PLAN INCIDENT COMMANDER: Coach or Adult in Charge COACH: Head Coach: David L. Akins Ass. Coach: John Santora School No.: 759-3720 759-3629 Home No.: 752-4142 391-0002 Cell No.: 349-9410 SCHOOL STREET ADDRESS: 1715 MLK Jr. Blvd. Tuscaloosa, 35401 (West) 905 15th Street Tuscaloosa, 35401 (East) SCHOOL PHONE NUMBER: (205) 759-3720 (West) (205) 759-3576 (East) EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS: EMS: 911 Poison Control Center: 345-0600 Fire Department: 349-1100 (City) 349-3473 (County) Police: 349-2121 Sheriff’s Department: 752-0616 State Trooper: 553-5531 EMERGENCY PERSONNEL: Certified Athletic Trainers: Kent Duncan, Wade Hollis, DCH Sports Medicine Staff First Aid Certified Personnel: Kent Duncan, Wade Hollis CPR Certified Personnel: Kent Duncan, Wade Hollis, All Coaches EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION: Fixed telephone line located in the Coaches office-Football Complex-(East: 759-3691) Fixed telephone line located in the Coaches office-Health Department-(West: 759-3610) Cellular phone located: Kent Duncan: 361-0053 David L. Akins: 349-9410 EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT: Supplies and/or equipment are maintained in the football complex-(East) Supplies and/or equipment are maintained in the coaches office-(West) Medical Kits are carried to the field by the athletic trainer assigned to the event. Section O Page 57 Emergency Plan Central High School Freshman Cheerleaders Incident Commander: Coach or Adult in charge Coach: Anquetta Shealey 759-3720 school 330-2929 home 242-7576 cell School Street Address: 1715 MLK Jr. Blvd Tuscaloosa, Al. 35401 (West) 905 15th street Tuscaloosa, Al. 35401 (East) School Phone Number: (205) 759-3720 West (205) 759-3576 East Emergency Phone Numbers: 911 Poison Control Center: 345-0600 Fire Department: 349-1100 Tuscaloosa City 349-3473 Tuscaloosa County Police: 349-2121 Sheriff’s Department: 752-0616 State Trooper: 553-5531 Emergency Personnel: EMS 911 Certified Athletic Trainers: Kent Duncan, Wade Hollis, DCH Sports Medicine Staff First Aid Certified Personnel: Kent Duncan, Wade Hollis CPR trained personnel: Kent Duncan Wade Hollis All Coaching Staff Emergency Communication: Fixed telephone line located in the Coaches office- Football Complex – East Fixed telephone line located in the Coaches office-Health Department – West Cellular Phone located: Emergency Equipment: Supplies and/or equipment are maintained in the football complex – east Supplies and/or equipment are maintained in the coaches office health department – west Medical Kits are carried to the field by the athletic trainer assigned to the event. Directions: The East Campus school is located on 15th street next to the Burger King. The football stadium faces 15th street. The stadium in next to Monish Park. The West Campus school is located on MLK Jr. Blvd. It is also off of 15th street near Stillman College. The west campus is located across the street from the Shell Station at the four way light going towards Section O Page 58 Stillman College. The football field is behind the school across the street from the Barnes Branch YMCA. Roles of First Responders: 1. Immediate care of the injured or ill student-athlete Person(s) responsible: Coach or Adult in charge, Rebecca, Melissa 2. Emergency equipment retrieval or contact athletic trainer: Person(s) responsible: Bailey (security), Carla (administrator), Linsey (trainer), Deva (parent/coaches) 3. Activation of Emergency Medical System (EMS) Person(s) responsible: Kelsey , LaQuinta, Rachel a. 911 call (provide name, address, telephone number, number of individuals injured, condition of injured, first aid treatment, specific directions, any other information) b. Notify individuals designated on the emergency contact list: Principal: Herb Ragsdale 759-3720 school 792-4638 cell Central Office Personnel: Joyce Levey 759-3530 Parent: Contact the parent of injured athlete. A phone list is with the sponsor or adult in charge in the travel folder. Athletic Director: Anthony Harris 759-3609 school 4. Direction of EMS to scene: Person(s) responsible: security, Leonna, Trista a. Open appropriate gates b. Designate individual to “flag down” EMS and direct to scene (Leah ) c. Scene control: limit scene to first aid providers and move bystanders away from area (security, Leonna, Trista,) There is an emergency plan advised by each athlete’s parent in the travel folder along with a current copy of his or her insurance card. Section O Page 59